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Howard County Recreation & Parks offers tennis programs, camps and leagues for all ages and skill levels, from beginners to adult recreational players. 

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Tennis Ladders

Join the Live Webinar for Tennis Ladders - Adult Tennis Leagues on Wednesday, March 29th at 7:00p.m.

Free giveaways for attendees!

CLICK HERE to register!

Tennis Coach Opportunities
Looking for a job this summer? HCRP is hiring Tennis Instructors for youth tennis summer camps. Camps run each week from 9am-4pm at various parks in Howard County. Candidates must be reliable, mature, courteous, professional and have knowledge/experience playing or instructing tennis. To apply, CLICK HERE.

After-School Tennis (8-10 yrs)
Have fun while you learn the basics or fine-tune your skills in this program taught by trained coaches. Classes include a variety of drills and games and an introduction to match play. Information: Brian Wyman, 410-313-4705 or bwyman@howardcountymd.gov


Kiddie Tennis (5-7 yrs)
Time for tennis! Learn and practice basic tennis skills in this program taught by trained coaches. Classes include a variety of enjoyable drills and exciting games. Meet on the tennis courts. Info: Brian Wyman, 410-313-4705 or bwyman@howardcountymd.gov.

 

Youth Tennis Lessons 

Information: Krista Billingsley, 410-313-4637 or kbillingsley@howardcountymd.gov

Tennis Lessons with Shantha Chandra: Baltimore Tennis Patrons Lessons (offered in Summer and Fall): HCRP Tennis Lessons:

Youth Tennis Camps


Information: Krista Billingsley, 410-313-4637 or 
kbillingsley@howardcountymd.gov


Spring Break Camps
Summer Camps


  • Junior Tennis & Swim (5-7 yrs)
    Campers of all ability levels learn and develop the proper form needed to play tennis through QuickStart teaching methods using portable pop-up tennis nets in the gymnasium. After the lesson, campers enjoy a recreational swim at the pool. Fee includes t-shirt and entrance to pool. Extended swim option available where you may remain at the RCCC pool and must be picked up at the pool no later than 5 PM.


  • Tennis & Golf Camp (5-8 yrs)
    This camp introduces you to two lifetime sports that stay with you forever. You are taught tennis according to the QuickStart format based on USTA standards and SNAG golf equipment designed to enhance learning. The modified equipment helps teach the basics while having fun in a safe and non-competitive environment. Friday is the first rain date.

  • Junior Development Tennis with Shantha Chandra (6-13 yrs)
    This camp is perfect for all skill levels, whether you are a beginner who has never picked up a racket, an advanced beginner, or are returning to camp to learn new skills or improve on old ones! Join us for a variety of drills and games leading up to an introduction to match play. QuickStart tennis format (with age-appropriate specific color pressureless balls) is used for younger players. Everyone plays in matches with scoring. Friday is reserved for the first rain date.

  • Tennis & Swim (7-14 yrs)
    Develop the proper form needed to play at your desired level. All ability levels learn and improve skills and techniques needed to enjoy tennis. After the lesson and match play, cool off with a daily swim in the pool at the Roger Carter Community Center (RCCC) in Ellicott City. You are bused to the pool and return by bus to Cedar Lane Park by 2:30 PM. Extended swim option available where you may remain at the RCCC pool and must be picked up at the pool no later than 5 PM. Fee includes t-shirt and entrance to pool.

  • Junior USA Team Tennis with Shantha Chandra (9-15 yrs)
    Refresh your basic ground strokes, volleys, serving and scoring followed by match play. Join us for the opportunity to become a better player in a fun, positive atmosphere devoted to the lifetime sport of tennis! This is designed for the intermediate level player for placement of serves and ground strokes. Friday is reserved for the first rain date.

 

Adult Tennis Lessons

Information: Krista Billingsley, 410-313-4637 or kbillingsley@howardcountymd.gov

ABC Tennis Ladder - Adult Tennis League




Information: Krista Billingsley, 410-313-4637 or kbillingsley@howardcountymd.gov.

Spring Season 
2 Months (April-May) of Unlimited Play
Starts April 1
$39 per player - CLICK HERE to register

Summer-Fall Season
4 Months (June-September) of Unlimited Play
Starts June 1
$78 per player - CLICK HERE to register

Information:
   • Meet new players
   • Play at your own ability level or challenge up
   • Unlimited play opportunities in doubles, singles or mixed doubles
   • Unmatched convenience! Schedule matches on your smart device at times that work for both you and your partner/opponent

Sign up for as many ladders as you one for one flat fee! There is a ladder for everyone to play!
   • Men’s & Women’s Singles
   • Men’s & Women’s Doubles
   • Mixed Doubles

   • All Ability Levels

AB Level = Intermediate & Advanced Players
Ladder position for AB levels are based on a bump rank system. If you challenge a higher ranking player and you win then you take your opponent’s spot and the player to bumped down one rung. If you lose, you stay where you are.

C Level = Beginner & Advanced Beginner Players

Ladder position for C levels are based on points, therefore, the more you play the higher you climb!

Doubles = All Levels
All doubles at all levels are played as individual doubles, therefore, you can play with your partner or not. All individual player results are tallied individually and you can rise on the doubles ladders with or without a regular partner.


Schedule your own matches at times and locations convenient for you are your opponent using the personal online dashboard & Tennis Rung Challenge System. Using the online system, you can set challenges and record your match play results. The standings automatically populate, so your ladder position is always current! You can also see where other players stand on the ladder.

 

First in, first on - the first players to register will start at the top of the ladder, so don’t wait to register!


 

Coming Soon

HCRP permits tennis courts across Howard County throughout the year for scheduled programs, classes and leagues. Below is an overview of days and times that specific courts are not available for public use. 

  • Spring (March - June)
    • Cedar Lane Park East
      • Monday-Friday: 9am-2pm and 4pm-8:30pm
      • Saturdays: 8am-6:30pm
      • Sundays: 8:45am-6:30pm
    • Centennial Park West
      • Tuesdays: 7pm-8:30pm
      • Wednesdays: 4pm-6pm
      • Saturdays: 9am-4pm
      • Sundays: 12:30pm-2:30pm
      • Spring Break: Monday-Friday from 8:30am-1:30pm
    • Rockburn Branch Park
      • Tuesdays: 4pm-7:30pm
      • Wednesdays: 4pm-6pm
      • Fridays: 5:30pm-8:30pm
      • Sundays: 7:45am-1pm
  • Summer (June - August)
    • Cedar Lane Park East
      • Monday-Friday: 5pm-8:45pm
      • Saturdays: 8am-6:30pm
      • Sundays: 8:45am-6:30pm
    • Centennial Park West
      • Monday-Friday: 8:45am-1:45pm and 4:45pm-8:45pm
      • Saturdays: 9am-3pm
    • Rockburn Branch Park
      • Wednesdays: 4pm-8:30pm
      • Thursdays: 4pm-7:30pm
      • Sundays: 7:45am-1pm
    • Schooley Mill Park
      • Tuesdays: 6:45pm-8:30pm
      • Thursdays: 5pm-8:45pm
      • Fridays: 5pm-8:45pm
      • Sundays: 8:30am-2pm
    • Meadowbrook Park
      • Monday-Friday: 8:30am-4:45pm
        • Weeks of June 19, June 26, and July 24
  • Fall (September - November)
    • Cedar Lane Park East
      • Monday-Friday: 9am-2pm and 4pm-8:30pm
      • Saturdays: 8am-6:30pm
      • Sundays: 8:45am-6:30pm
    • Centennial Park West
      • Tuesdays: 4pm-8:30pm
      • Wednesdays: 4pm-6pm
      • Saturdays: 9am-4pm
      • Sundays: 12:30pm-2:30pm
    • Rockburn Branch Park
      • Tuesdays: 4pm-8pm
      • Wednesdays: 4pm-9:30pm
      • Sundays: 7:45am-1pm
    • Schooley Mill Park
      • Saturdays: 8:30am-3pm
      • Sundays: 2:30pm-6:30pm​

***Subject to change due to make-up classes